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Curr Probl Diagn Radiol. 2010 Jan-Feb;39(1):30-6. doi: 10.1067/j.cpradiol.2009.04.001.

Cutaneous melanoma: role of ultrasound in the assessment of locoregional spread.

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1st Department of Radiology, National Cancer Institute, "Fondazione G. Pascale," Naples, Italy. orlandcat@tin.it

Abstract

This article illustrates the various aspects of locoregional spread of cutaneous melanoma, as imaged with grayscale ultrasound (US) and Doppler techniques. High-resolution US allows recognition of small, clinically occult melanomatous foci within the skin and lymph nodes. Consequently, it plays a major role in locoregional staging and follow-up of patients with cutaneous melanoma. We discuss the possibilities and limitations of US in the initial staging (primary melanoma, satellite metastasis, in-transit metastasis, and lymphadenopathy), selection for sentinel lymph node biopsy procedure, patient follow-up, detection of recurrence, and US-guided intervention.

PMID:
19931111
DOI:
10.1067/j.cpradiol.2009.04.001
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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